President Meets Some Southern Chiefs, they request to visit State House to discuss many issues

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President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Sekute and chief Simwatachela® in Livingstone
President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Sekute and chief Simwatachela in Livingstone

President Edgar Lungu says he is ready to work with traditional leaders in Southern Province to deliver development to the people in the region.

President Lungu said he has the duty to ensure that he attends to people’s needs and deliver development to all corners of the country without any segregation.

The Head of State said this when he met four traditional leaders from Southern Province who included Chieftainess Sekute from Kazungula district, Chief Nyawa of Kazungula, Chief Mukobela of Namwala and Chief Simwata Chela of Kalomo district at David Livingstone Spar and Safari Lodge.

The Head of State said he wants to deliver development to all citizens with the help of traditional leaders but was quick to mention that he will find other ways of reaching out to people in cases where some Chiefs ignore or do not want to work with him.

President Lungu however, stated that there is need for him to work together with the traditional leadership for the betterment of the citizenry.

And Chieftainess Sekute who spoke on behalf of the other traditional leaders assured the President of their support in ensuring that the region is not left behind in terms of development.

She further stated that as chiefs, they have a lot of issues to discuss with the Head of State hence, the request to travel to meet him at State House.

President Lungu is in Livingstone to officially open the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-Small Scale Mining and Quarrying.

The international conference has drawn participants who include Artisanal and small-scale miners, quarry workers, mineral processors and users, traders, equipment manufacturers, end-product producers and other private sector actors involved in the minerals supply chain.

Others attending the conference are representatives of mining and quarry associations, women’s mining associations, and representatives of government ministries, agencies and geological surveys.

Academics and researchers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral, development actors, including intergovernmental organizations are also in the tourist capital for the conference.

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37 COMMENTS

    • I know he doesn’t get much endorsement in southern province, this shows somewhat a grown up character he needs to exhibit more.

      Walk in the park in 2021 me thinks.

      I hold a good a PhD

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

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    • Why do these chiefs want to go State House?

      They can discuss whatever they want there and then.

      Perhaps they get allowances?

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal demon hooligan bully online representative of a god HH and son of a tribal polygamist father who never taught him toilet training pooping in public Hagain.

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    • Tribal Union of Galu watchers in Zambia. Can they defect? Blood is thicker than water in Gay Jay’s Namwala.

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    • There’s no Chief Simwata Chela of Kalomo in Southern province but Chief Simwatachela. Name misspellings should not be taken lightly it offends me as a resident of the chiefdom.

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    • What is that development Ba Edgar talks about? Can he give an example of development at State House? he tried fish farming, I think balila mwibala.
      I think Zambia just need:
      – decency
      – self respect
      – cleaness.
      Fuuuck all those thugs around you, fuuuck development, give us respectfull life.
      We are supposed to like you man.

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal hooligan bully son of a polygamist tribal father who never taught him toilet training is pooping in public Hagain. I dress my baby in napkins to take care of accidents. It is time we began dressing this tribalist baby in NAPKINS too. Childish.

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  1. When chiefs go to state house , who pays for their travel and other logistics? Is ist house of chiefs or from their monthly salary

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    • You never ask those questions if it’s chiti mukulu or mpezeni sorry I forgot you’re the superior tribe

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    • Tongaa Chiefs must go and collect money from the Inside Trader Thief HH in Namwala Animo Farm not State House. Chief Mukuni may come with … from Three Mansions there!

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  2. walking like am talking, walking like am talking walking, walking like am talking. They can still discuss more important issues right there in Livingstone now without waiting or requesting to visit state house. They say “first cut is the deepest”.

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  3. Let them travel to state house mwandi. Maybe when they are in lusaka they will be free to tell the president how haluza has opressed the freedom of association & free thinking. Mwandi come to state house. Bring others also. The president is welcoming

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  4. If I was the president I’ll be disturbed by the southern Chiefs to come seeking discussion on issues like this, I’ll rather they challenging me with the supreme law of the land the Constitution.

    Presidents comes and goes the constitution will be here forever.

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  5. @IndigoTyrol. Everyone goes to state house because that is where issues are solved once and for all since all our other structures are dysfunctional! But most importantly, they get an envelope at end of visit. lol

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  6. People are not tribalist but certain leaders go to the people and tell them that such and such tribe has been ruling for far too long so let’s support our tribesman to become president. That’s how tribalism starts.

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  7. One by one,these bantustans are coming to their senses and realised that HH has just been wasting their time since 2006!!!CAN THESE CHIEFS EAT THE RHOETORIC FROM HH “WHEN WE FORM GOVNT,WE SHALL LOOK AFTER CHIEFS WELL”?What if HH wont form Govnt in Zambia?These chiefs have heard that nonsense since 1998 when UPND was formed!!I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW ASHAMED HH & MUKUNI ARE FEELING TODAY AFTER THIS REQUEST FROM TONGA CHIEFS!!
    Come brethren to state house and discuss nation development with ECL with allowances on top as YOU WONT EAT FAKE PROMISES FROM HICHILEMA!!
    Kainde shall never rule Zambia because he has no national support!!

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    • These Chief feel free to tell ECL how much land Icilema has grab from them and their subjects for him to use for his cattle.

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  8. I THOUGHT SMELLY MUKUNI COULD BE IN THAT TEAM. OR WAS IT BECAUSE A LOT OF PERFUME OF DEODORANT WOULD BE NEEDED FOR SUCH A CHIEF TO COME NEAR HEECL.

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  9. I WONDER HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAS PROMISED THEM. YOU WILL SEE THESE CHIEFS IN NEWLY BUILT PALACES, NEW VEHICLES ETC ETC. THE ONLY REASON ECL IS MEETING WITH THEM IS TOO MAKE SURE THEY VOTE FOR PF IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS. LET ECL GIVE THEM ALL OF THIS AND THEN COME 2021 I PRAY THEY STICK WITH HH AND OTHER OPPOPSITION PARTIES TO PROOF TO THE PF THAT BRIBE MONEY CANNOT BUY EVERYTHING !!

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  10. He is ready to work with….but Sir, who is stopping the President from doing his work? Who has ever stopped any Zambian President from doing his work in Zambia since independence? I don’t understand this statement at all. Just get on with it. Just do it. Why is readiness a prerequisite here?

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  11. #15 fed up, is that the best you can think of? No wonder you will remain fed up forever!!
    There shall never be any H.E. Triba.l Hacks in this country.

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  12. #1 Lazy trib.al Jay Gay, I bet this pains you. You would rather it was trib.al Hacks, unfortunately not in another 75 years!
    Imagine even the chiefs in Namwala have seen through you guys and your tri.bal god.

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  13. Let the people have freedom of choice and expression regardless of the tribe. Let them accepted development so that they will never lag . Let them differentiate politics from development. Let them vote according to their conscience and how someone has really convinced or explained how something will be done, when and the strategy. They will analyse what has been presented to them. Coercing them or giving them something so that they can do or not do something is a bad strategy. For how long can you do it?

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  14. Eddie has to embrace ALL Chiefs from Southern Province. Their function is NON-POLITICAL.
    Discuss and resolve your differences like mature adults and serious leaders that you are.
    The Chiefs had a right to protest about incarceration of HH that had “little” to do with Edgar.
    LET US MOVE FORWARD PEOPLE.

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